Factory Futures is the first academic/industrial cooperation focusing on the impact of today’s data-driven economy on the European built environment and energy resources.


The integration of the essential distribution infrastructure supporting this new economy within our traditional productive landscape is an issue which Factory Futures explores at different scales: from strategic planning to building technologies and research.

Factory Futures operates as a task-force of professionals and researchers in association with public institutions, private enterprises and governmental agencies. Sharing tools, resources and best practices, Factory Futures seeks to promote discussions, generate new alliances and propose innovative strategies for the specific challenges that a data-driven economy poses on the European landscape.


A growing network of partners is coming together to meet this challenge because they believe that Europe can once again lead the way towards a better integration of economic growth and living environments.



London School of Economics

LSE Cities studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focusing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment.

The Architectural Association

The Architectural Associaton School of Architecture is the world’s most renowned international and influential school of architecture. Since 1847, The AA has pioneered a belief in architecture as a profession, culture and a unique form of human enquiry.

Gehry Technologies Europe

Gehry Technologies is an AEC technology development and consulting company providing leading edge solutions to the industry’s most challenging projects. With a globally distributed team of architects, engineers, builders and computer scientists, GT delivers solutions that define and optimize project delivery processes and tools.

Adriano Olivetti Foundation

Since its establishment in 1962 the Foundation has always seen its complex and enormously valuable cultural heritage as a creative instrument, useful for rigorously interpreting contemporary social challenges and the reforming passion of the Olivetti experience.


If you believe that Europe needs a new understanding of its productive landscape, stay tuned for updates. If your organization is interested in becoming a Factory Futures partner, get in touch.